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sustenance for tlie brother of all ly such, or whether he deceives Sovereign !
hiinself and others, with a big Oliver du. Mell cannot divine sounding name. That person who by what kind of prodigy his hopes
is a friend to order and regularity, are thus defeated. The wretches,
and always ready to allow others as whobreathed nothing but the death
much liberty in their way as he of their victim, &c who dreaded that
claims in his, is really a friend to a return of fraternal tenderness, | liberly, and not otherwise. in the heart of Francis, might de
For, prive them of the fruit of their vengeance ; gave du-Mell to un
1. Order and regularity are the derstand, that he must hasten the
very lise and essence of all crue liend of his prisoner. It was resol.
berly. It is so even in the Divine ved, therefore, to poison him.- Being, which always acts by unerThey affected 10 compassionate ring rules of justice, wisdom, and his situation, and some soup was
soodne88. Among men, liberty is brought, which, so far from reviv
the principal end which law and ing him, was to put a period to his government aims at. Even Dciats existence. But the strength of
& Atheists (who sacrifice all their his constitution overcame the ef. prospects of this world, and the fects which du-Meel expected next, to their wild impatience of from the poison ; and th: Prince restraint) are commonly sensible
that law is the life of liberty, and still sti uggled against death, which, as it were, invested him on every
are content to be servants to the side.
law, in order to be free. Lan is
the foundation of order, and order (To be Continued.) of liberty. Were there no rule or
order to adjust the behaviour of
superiors towards inferiut8, and, vice Frends to LIBERTY describ'd.
versa, none would have liberty to The public has been lately slun
serve, or be served, ned with the favourite name of LIBERTY, it is no doubt a glorious 2. A friend to liberty, observes name, and what every wise and the golden rule, to do to others, as honest man has a right to ; I am himself in like circumstances, would therefore much offended when any
be done by. In this consists gene. particular set or party of men en
ral and equal liberty. To act against deavour to confine it to their own it, is to set up private and selfish fraternity. I have been consider. liberty, in opposition to the coming whether some marks or tokens mon liberties of mankind, and might not be assign’d, whereby to is in effecis so fup to destroy know, whether a man who calls libery. The rule is for every himself a friend to hberly, be real man to retrench so much from.
privse „be.ly, do is rele-sary to public, 000 : and to submit to ev. ery such des; ee of estraini as leaves Dery to be enj'yid in Connen by the w. ole suully.
true notions of heresy have been corrupled for that very purpose, and such accouo's offer’d, is reno der i imp:"cicable o distinguis's a heretic fion a une believer,
To exenpify tveie general Is ecclesiasiical communion be rules by jubia!ces. Lettieques takei as respecung ministea! tion be put, whether those who clericai contorniryt for any one to are ciamo: os for an uninted demand to be accepted into the tole a ion, are cally friend's iolibo ministerial office, without enquiry erty, oi not? Non, toleration is ! fast made into ng faith or mo als, two-fold, ecclesiastical and civil. is standing in dictance of Chris Erciesiasiical means the receiving ljan ric and order, and encrorch. ary one to church commumor ; ing upon that just liberty with civil, is be allowinx a man to all i wnich Christ has invested his cifthe privileges belonging to an es ficers tablishment.
As to civil tolerarion, it is the How far the claiming an un. undoubted right of every soulely to limited ecclsiasticid toleration, is maintain the true religion, and to cousivient with common liberty erect it to an establishme, annex. appears from scrip ure, which re ing te irporal conveniencies o enpresell's te chuich as a sociey,
couragements emoluments, 01 adtoim'd under governors, and sub väita, es thereto, anci appointing ject to laws and rules, Udle of which tests of me it or capacity Now,
11 is, lo shun ihose who ale noioni. he that ciains these inconvenienonly corrup: in their nursis, or licies, &c. contiary to the condi
sound in their faith. Now, if ons, or separa e firm them, siis any such claim a right to Cani
imself against ille and order, and muijou, walut is it is endeavello dierefore against ermmon liberty, ing 10 commit violence on ile and denies that liberty in the comconscientes vi the Hists! ?? best munity whicn be assumes to him. men, & lestwing that liberiyle seil, that of privalt judgemenla New Testamentas ieli chom, and which they are bound to suid last If he claims a light to the pasin. There canot be a suier malk foral fhice, indd its benefits, either of an imposing spirit, or persicae refusing to subscribe at all, or to sing tempei, ihan to advance such subscribe in l, e sense of the impoun christian clains. And set inat seis, or to give reasonable satisSUC i clainis are made win res facti nas to bis frien when suspecte pect, at leasi to admitting of here. ed. tikes more liberty than lie is ics, canno: be denied, since the lilling to allow, as not allowing
he society to use their own lest
From a London Paper, judiments, for their own pieser
LIBEL.--piina's AGE OF REASON. vation, and for keeping up truth, union, and peace amon; st Thein, COURT OF KINGS BENCH- March 6 If he claims it as his righi, to Lold stipends and benefices an
Before Lord Ellentorough card a Special
* Fury nex'd to the reachers ofcertaindaco urines, while be tcaclies the con
The Kixo v. D. I. EATON. trary, be thereby encroaches upon the liberty of the whole budy, and
This has an information filed particularly of its officers, whose ! ex officio by ine Attorney General duy it is to exclude or remove ev.
against the itelendali, a bouk selo ery perverse ceucher, and to ler, in Ave dlaria-Lane, fur n libel that those who receive the profits, in re-prbishing the third part of comply with the conditions on
" Paine's Age of Beacon''to wbich which they were granted. Heol
information he had Ploaded not fends against natural justice, inod Guilty. esty, and equity, and the common
Mr. Abbot opened the pleading's liberties of inankind, therefore, is on the part of the prosecution. no friend to liberty.
Che Allurney General, then
said, he had theught it his dury to Pui father, if we consider a socity of fie the present information Cluistians and Protestants, link d tige the defenda.!, for the publication ther by mutual defence, ugains: Jews, of a libel tult of the greatest impiMabemets, beretics, or particularis pap eties and biasphernies--a libel of ists, the more firmly to secure them
such a nature as he had hoped the selves against imposition), or spiritual
British Press would never have slavery and tyranny, the breaking the
been disgraced by sending forth standing iules of those societies, is to
into the world--it was
a libel a. dilute their strengh, and dissolve their union, and to make protestants become
gainst the Chrisian Religion and an easy prey to their commun enemies, the holy touderofil In this pubund so is sappling their line: ties. lication the author denies the proof
of that Religion on which all our To conclude, they are true friends to hopes of happiness in this world, liperis, who are fiim friends to reason,
andailihe consolation in that which truth, and is ve religion, and to our cun.
was to come were lo inded.
He stiction in church and state.
bad stated in this work, that the Holy Scriptures, fi on the begit. ing to the end, were u mere fiction.
He denied the miiacles, the birth A moze glorious victory cannot be
and resurection of our Saviour, gained over another man, then this, that
and controverted his existence as when the injury began on his part, the kindness shouldb: gin on our's.
the Son of God. Speaking of in
fidelity, he explained it by saying, Evangelist on which they had tal he who believed in Jesus been sworn? To what were they Clorist was an infidel w Gid. The referred when they were sworn to effeci of such doctrines upon socie. give a true verdici, «So help me ty ai large-upon every individual God! Were they not sworn on who composeu a part of that soci. this holy work, which the author ely, were of the most ciest uctive of this publication held up as a f... tendency, and if such a work was ble and as an imposture? What to be gene: ally disseminated, and right had be to expect that the gain an influence over the minds wilnesses would speak the tiuth, of those who read it, it would af- ; except from the operation upon feci a moral revolution of the most their minds of the sanctity of that horrid description. He was ad. eath they had taken ! He would d.essing many individuals who carry this point farther, and ask weit auvanced into life, and he what hold had they upon the mind would ask them where they were of his lordship that he would deal 10 :ook for consolation ai the close fairly in the administration of the of iher moral existence, bui from law between the defendant and the the hopes 'held out by religion, thal public? What security had the if they had acied with integrity defendant himse if that justice they would receive their reward; would be done to him on his trial, a.id, if they had commilled
of except the oath of his Lordship, ferice, to whom were they to look that he would administer justice Fyr for, iveness bui to Him whom impartially? If he should be askthis impious author denied to have ed, was thie.e a greater tie upon ever existed.
10 those who had his Lordship than theoath of office, fa mibes he should particularly ae. ' he shoulil say there was, he could dress hinisell, and he would ask rely upon his Lordship's justice them what was the first objecial and impartialiig without that oati. wat was i'e fi:si duty to inculca:e But why? Because from that Hoinio tinir children's minds? Cero ly religion, his Lordship had imtäin.y a veneration for the religion bibed such sentiments of tru hand of heir countiy, a religion which justice as would prevent him fiom ali virtuous and enlightened men acting wib partiwity. They were believe in To what were they to now proceeding against the de. look for a faithfui discharge of the fenilant by a mode of prosecution duties of their domestics, except which called upon him to answer from those principles which our criminally in a civil court of jusHoy Religion impaited? What 'tice for an offence which he had rigint had be to expect from that committed -an offence as serious July an honest verdict on the evi. to the well being of society, as any dence which would be laid before that could well be imagined ; for them, if they disbelieved the holy " if men were permitted to trea
with disrespect the established of the book at the defendant's shop religion of the county, all ties on on the eighteenth October last ; their conduct would be wholly lost, wbile he was there the defendant and they (the ju.y) had 100 much Came in, witness asked him how sense end experience in the ways he knew it was written by Tom of the world, not to be aware that Paine ? to which defendant repli. if they dismissed from the minds ed, he had been at the expence of of men all fear, except that fear sending to America for it, and which the punishment for crimes procured a copy froin -commilied would produce, bad
Mr. Lowten then read the pasmén would be let loose on society, sages charged in the informaaid the evils arising therefrom tion :would be more numerous than he
“ They tell 48 that Jesus rose from could possible name. The hope
'the dead, and ascended into Heaven. of fu.ure reward, and the dread of
It is very easy to say 80-a great fulule punishment,operated on the
lie is as easily tuld as a little one : minds of almost ail men, and he
but if he had done so, those would believed very few indeed, if any,
have been the only eircumstances in this country, acted on a differ.
resfiecting him that would have ent principle. Oughi not, there.
differed from the common lot of fore the man who endeavoured to
man : and, consequently, the only destroy that great bond which u case that would annly exclusively to vited society together be amena. him as prophecy would be some pasLie to punishment ? The learned sages
in the Old Testament that Attorney General proceeded to foretold such things of him. But slate that the law was upon this ihere is not a passage in the Cid guluject, and how soch offences Testament that spoke of a person bad been treated by tie greatest who, after being crucified, dead and and best judges of former times. buried, should rise from the dead G' lle then stated a variety of cases, ascend into heaven. Our prophecy in which it had been decided that
mongers supply the silence the Old Liis was an offence cognizable in Testament guards upon such things a court of Justice. It might be by telling us of passages they curl said by the defendant that he was prophecies, and that falsely so about not the author of the publication : Joseph's dreams, old clothes, broken --he should, however, prove, from bunes, and such like trifling stuff his own wo ds, that he had gone “ As to the New Testament, if it to the trouble and expence of im. be brought and tried by that stand. porting it, he had found the poison ard, which as Middleton wisely growing in another counlry, and says, God has revealed to our senhad uansplanted it, and had en 8C8 of his Almighly power and windeavoured to disseminate it in this. dom, in the creation and govern.
Mr. Raven proved the purchase ment of the visible universe, it wil